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1st Edition

Key Themes in Youth Sport

ISBN 9780415435406
Published October 19, 2010 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

Key Themes in Youth Sport is a concise, easy to read guide to core concepts in the study of young people’s relationship with sport, exercise and leisure. Designed to help students get to grips with the basics and go on to master the central ideas and debates in contemporary youth sport, this book reflects the multi-disciplinary interest in youth sport, exploring perspectives from sociology, psychology, physiology, sports policy, sports development, and physical education.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Ability and Talent  2. Abuse  3. Activity and Exercise  4. Age and Life-Stages  5. Body/Bodies  6. Capital  7. Clubs and Organized Sport  8. Commercialization and Consumption  9. Competition  10. Disability  11. Drugs  12. Ethnicity  13. Extra-Curricular Physical Education  14. Facilities and Venues  15. Friends and Peers  16. Gender  17. Gender Socialization  18. Global Youth  19. Health, Well-being and Physical Activity  20. Identity (Self-)  21. Individualization  22. In Formalization  23. Leisure  24. Lifelong Participation  25. Lifestyle Sports and Activities  26. Moral Panic  27. Motivation  28. Obesity  29. Parents and Family  30. Participation  31. Physical Education  32. Policy  33. Risk  34. Role Models  35. Sedentariness  36. Social Class  37. Socialization and Habitus  38. Sporting repertoires  39. Technology/ies  40. Time  41. Transitions  42. Typologies  43. Work  44. Youth Cultures and Lifestyles  45. Youth’s New Condition

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Ken Green is Professor of Sociology of Sport and Head of the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Chester, UK. He is also Editor of the European Physical Education Review and Visiting Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.